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This week's Planet Waves TV [play video here] looks at the rare grand square aspect that spans from Gemini to Virgo to Sagittarius to Pisces -- and which influences everyone in the process. How do you use your mind? That's the question. This leads into the Uranus-Eris conjunction in Aries, which is influencing how you think about who you are.

Gemini New Moon: Explore Your Mutable Mind

Dear Friend and Reader:

This week, there's quite an exciting development: during the Gemini New Moon, which happens Saturday, June 4 (the 5th in the U.K. and Europe), we will have an event known as a mutable grand cross. This means that planets will be present at around the same degrees in each of the mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.

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The mutable grand cross might be a mentally challenging aspect. Most of it is well in place now, by the way -- it's merely being emphasized by the New Moon.

The challenges this pattern seems to present are mostly on the level of the mind. Remember that this aspect describes the environment, which will influence everyone. How you tap into or relate with your surroundings is your choice.

Mainly, "environment" means your fellow people, but also the thought waves conducted through the collective mind, even if we're talking about your office mates, your housemates or your drinking mates.

However, the power of choice is moderated by past conditioning. To the extent that you can free yourself from tendencies that limit your flexibility to choose, you will free yourself in general. The idea is to respond to what is actually happening rather than what your previous scripts misinform you is happening.

This is also known as stopping and thinking, something different from emotionally reacting. In fact it's so different it might seem totally weird, when your conscious, reasoning human mind comes to life and says, so what's happening here?

Beware of the battle of words, much ado about nothing and not really believing in what you might argue for. That's when to pause and do something like stop speaking and listen, and find something more productive or entertaining to do.

This New Moon could come with some drama, but if that's true, it's time for you to become a playwright. I love that word, because the "wright" part means to construct or build, though it's a also pun on write.

Our forthcoming grand cross New Moon in Gemini is an ideal opportunity to step from the role of actor in your own drama to author of the text. This is the big leap that anyone seeking growth is really longing for. I realize this often gets cloaked in wanting a 'higher power' to come in, though your higher power is the fully sentient, connected-to-spirit aspect of you that understands this whole setup perfectly well.


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Find Yourself: The Astrology of Now
An Audio/Video Seminar With Eric Francis Coppolino
Noon EDT, Saturday, June 18, 2016

Astrology can focus on the past, the present or the future. Most astrology skips the present and orients on what happened before, or what might happen in the future, skipping over the most meaningful time there is: right now.

"This present moment is the stargate through which you will leave the prison of human definition and expand into an awareness of divine perception," says The Starseed Transmissions.

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"It is the crack between the worlds, not only the worlds of past and future, but the worlds of time and space, spirit and matter, time and being. It is a timeless zone, the gateway through which you will again begin to participate in the adventure of creation."

In The Astrology of Now, we will find our way into the present moment and begin participating in the adventure immediately.

This class will cover the Uranus-Eris conjunction, happening now for the first time since 1928. This conjunction is about what is happening to our minds now, under the influence of global networking technology and the "mental robotics" of the Internet.

I will cover other epic astrology: Neptune in Pisces, Chiron in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn, all of which are having new influences, today. I will include discussion of how to work with the energy of recently-discovered minor planets and how they describe our current lives.


Monday Morning Horoscope for May 30, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino
Aries (March 20-April 19) -- You are being called deeper into your awareness than you have in a long time. All the doors in your emotions that you typically walk past are now asking to be opened one by one. Through this process, you will gradually discover how you actually feel, and what you truly need. It's easy to gloss over these most important elements of living, and it's sometimes difficult to stop long enough to locate yourself. Yet at this point self-awareness is your only viable option, if you want some genuine experience of guiding your own life. You're being taken through a process of bringing energy and consciousness back to anything you've disowned or cut off. You're being guided to regain awareness of anything that you've denied. You might think that this would be overwhelming. Yet what you've really been experiencing is a lack of information and sensory data, not an overload. Sensitivity will feel good, and you will learn more.

Taurus (April 19-May 20) -- Confusion is the state before enlightenment. It's OK if you're feeling uncertain, or like you don't quite have your bearings. You're in a position to let go of much of what felt solid and real but which was really getting in your way. Rather than rush to make up your mind about how you feel, hang out with your uncertainty for a few days. It's far better than the false certainty that we're pushed again and again into believing is helpful. And it's fine to have two opinions about things, until you have to make a decision. Here's the thing: opinions are informed by values. Something is good or bad, helpful or not, based on its context. What is it that you want? How do you define your purpose? That is really the central question of your life right now. Remember that you can always change your mind, but when you encounter an idea that really works, you will know it.

Gemini (May 20-June 21) -- Anytime you see a finished creative work, or someone's solid accomplishment, it's easy to forget what went into it. You might not consider all the steps involved, including how what you're currently looking at began in an entirely different form (such as the musical that started as a novel). It's also easy to forget that creating a work of art or culture changed the artist or the author, sometimes radically. You are involved in a process of discovering who you are at the same time you're discovering what you want to achieve. Remember that these are the same process, the same journey. And this is always a journey into the unknown within you. It may be a cliché to say that there are no easy answers, nor answers that come from outside of yourself. Yet the beauty of those ideas is that they can point you in the right direction: inward, where the real creative fire is, and then outward, in the spirit of everything -- everything -- being an experiment.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Your inner life is rather rich right now: your fantasy life, your dreams, your imagination. I suggest you feed this fire, and push the boundaries of what you consider appropriate (within your own mind, there are in fact no such rules unless you say there are). Yet don't stop there. You are craving some physical expression or connection: to actually feel in your body what you're imagining in your mind. You may well have opportunities to do that, especially if you're open and welcoming of them. Remember, there's always a translation between imagination and physical reality. Sometimes something is lost, sometimes something is gained (usually both are true). If you don't set concrete expectations, you will find it easier to navigate the translation process. This is, of course, a metaphor for all of life -- how thought inspires action and what happens along the way. It will help you to be familiar with this territory.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) -- Pay attention to the inconsistencies between what you say and how you really feel. Notice how your image differs from your inner reality. Do you promote the difference, or do you strive to have your 'inner being' match your outer presentation? Ponder this question for a while. It's been hanging around your life for some time, though it's really coming into focus now. There are other ways to play with this: notice what you say about your reality to some people as opposed to others. Notice the slightly different way you present yourself to everyone. What is really going on? It may be that each time you encounter a new being, you have a different energy resonance with them, and a new version of you emerges. It may be that people mirror you or that you mirror them, creating a unique experience every time you encounter someone else. This leads back to a very old question: who are you really? You may not have an answer yet, but it will feel good to ask.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) -- Be careful of all the invisible ways others try to set your agenda or control your priorities. The emphasis here is on invisible: it's the people who don't state their agenda whom you need to be concerned about. This is important because you have plans, goals and ideas of your own. So do other people, which may or may not match your ideas about what you want. The dimension to be most conscious of is your emotional environment. This is where you're the most easily influenced, and will tend to respond before you even know what's happening. It's never too late to catch yourself and ask, what am I doing and why am I doing it? I mean this particularly in the context of relationships. When you get one of those wake-up moments, come out of automatic mode and ask yourself: what am I feeling? What is the purpose of this? Is this really about love? Then listen quietly for the answers that come back.

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Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) -- Your mind is in big adventure mode. All these planets in Gemini (there are several currently, including the Sun, your ruling planet Venus and a fantastic asteroid called Vesta) have you thinking toward the future. You seem to be allowing yourself to consider much wider possibilities than you might otherwise. There are, however, so many of them -- so many options -- and many are truly appealing. One thing I suggest you watch carefully is any split between what you want to do and what you think you should do. Given that choice, I suggest you lean toward what you want rather than what you 'think is right'. In the best scenario, what you want is what you think is right, and by 'want' I mean with passion and gusto. While I cannot suggest what you want (by topic), it is likely to be the option where you feel like you'll shine the brightest. Trust that it's possible.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) -- Mars, the official Scorpio planet, has returned to your sign, where it'll stay for more than two months. The message: seek completion in yourself. Our culture has a concept that the only way we can become whole people is by finding some missing element in others. While others can be helpful, as a total plan it doesn't usually work. Seeking self-esteem in relationships doesn't get the desired result because relationships tend to be unstable and wrought with judgment. Seen this way, it's clear that your relationship to yourself needs to be the most stable one in your life. That requires depth, and Mars retrograde in your sign will give you that if you're willing to take the journey within. You might say this astrology describes questioning all of your assumptions about yourself. The trick is finding them. And the way to do that is, notice when you come up against a contradiction or inner conflict of some kind. That is where to pause and listen.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) -- You may feel as if some sort of showdown is brewing, which seems like a reasonable enough concern on a planet dominated by conflict. Yet you would be the main source of friction, and you can avoid that by being flexible. A fancier way to say that is 'psychically mobile' -- which means being able to move your point of view, reconsider your opinions, and figure out what other people are getting at. One thing that tends to make people 'fix' their point of view is fear. So if you notice that you're stuck, ask what you're afraid of. Conversely, if you notice fear, also notice what that leads you to stick to. It will help you greatly to unmask this psychological tangle. It may not seem like much, but once you get free of the bindings, you will see the clear benefits. One of them will be getting along with others, or rather having more fun with them. I know you have a lot of work to get done; taking human companionship breaks will make it easier.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) -- Last week, The Onion, a satirical website worth checking out, published an article about a space probe crashing into the edge of the universe. The joke, of course, is that the universe doesn't have an end or a wall or a cliff that a thing can bang into, or fall off of. As you seek the deeper truth of yourself, it will be helpful to recognize that you don't have such an edge either -- though you might feel as if you do. You'll discover yourself as deeply as you want to go. You might believe there is some limit that you must not exceed, some depth that's too dangerous to fathom. Most people will obey their fear and stop long before they get anywhere near there. I would encourage you to keep going: to keep pushing your inner limits, and most of all, to experiment being evermore truthful about who you are to your friends. This, and little else, will give you the confidence you seek.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You might feel as if your career is stalled out or going backwards, though I assure you that's not true. You're in an important phase of both rethinking and preparing for developments in the not-too-distant future. Though it may feel particularly challenging now, the thing you need to do is set goals. This will come, of necessity, with reviewing your previous objectives, plans and desires. To do new things, it's essential to get outdated and/or conflicting plans and desires out of the way. Dedicate yourself to this over the next few weeks. Really sort out your goals, by which I mean your very highest desires for your life. Notice when you seem to reach a limit of what you think is possible. That might be a place you're inclined to stop your ambitions. I suggest you keep going, for one reason: anything worthwhile that anyone achieves was once considered ridiculous, unlikely or impossible. In hindsight, it was none of the above.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- If you feel like you're at a turning point, then keep turning. Your astrology reveals that you have more leverage than you think, though at times you may feel like you're mysteriously stuck. Actually, you're surpassing one limit after the next, though they may be subtle limits, many of them mental. As you do this, it's important to be aware of your significant gains. Pay less attention to the day-to-day ups and downs and more attention to the longer scenario. Where were you at a year ago? What about two years? Make a list of every challenge and obstacle you've successfully navigated. Consider what you've built, made or created, and give yourself extra credit because it's so challenging to be enthusiastic about anything these days. Yet if you want to get your life onto the next level, it will help if you think of yourself -- not your life -- differently. Your life is not about what you do. It's about who you are, and what you do follows from that.

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